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Friday March 18th 1983

friars aylesbury phase three - vale hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

marillion inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with fish, pete trewavas, mark kelly and mick pointer

chilterns music explosion part two


Peter Hammill
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Charting The Single; Garden Party; He Knows You Know; Punch and Judy; Forgotten Sons; Emerald Lies; Chelsea Monday; Assassing; Script For A Jester´s Tear; Market Square Heroes; Margaret
band line up
Fish (vocs)  Pete Trewavas (bass)  Steve Rothery (guitar)  Mark Kelly (keys) Mick Pointer (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)






This was a celebratory occasion. Marillion had headlined Friars before as a ‘local’ gig but now they were in big boys territory and on this tour played two gigs at Hammersmith Odeon. Script for a Jester’s Tear really broke the band and they would go on to bigger things and still play their home town. A cracking gig and a very triumphant homecoming. Who can forget Margaret? or indeed Market Square Heroes which was very appropriate

press cuttings

Thanks Simon Quincey for the cutting below and the tour advert


what happened next

         Were the biggest thing out of Aylesbury for years and by the mid eighties were filling huge arenas. Fish left the band in 1988 and has since released a considerable number of solo albums and is still touring as at 2012. Marillion employed Steve Hogarth as their new singer and 20 plus years on, retain a loyal and big fanbase which paid for one album to be made in return for credit on the sleeve. Their style has changed with only an occasional nod back to the Fish era.

n 2007, Fish headlined Aylesbury's Hobble on the Cobble annual event, finally being able to sing Market Square Heroes in the Market Square. What made this particularly noteworthy and indeed very newsworthy was that he replaced his band for this song with Messrs Kelly, Rothery, Trewavas and Mosley making this the first 'classic' Marillion performance in nearly 20 years

Marillion came back to Friars in 2013, selling out again and drawing an audience from all over the UK and beyond

Marillion were inducted into the Friars Heroes hall of fame in 2009.


odds and trivia
This was Mick Pointer's last Marillion gig at Friars as he was replaced by various drummers before Ian Mosley got the job permanently
official web presence
Marillion official site    Fish official site    
sound and vision
Marillion  - Garden Party 
Peter Hammill - My Room

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